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Young & Mindful: An interview with Alice McGurran

Megan Fereday talks to Alice McGurran about her exciting new mental health magazine for young people, ‘Young & Mindful’. Alice McGurran is Content Editor at Welldoing.org, and Editor of Young & Mindful: a new mental health and lifestyle magazine for young people. I spoke to her about the origins of the project, the importance of […]

Posted on: 10th December 2018

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How do I find a therapist? A personal guide to navigating the system

Anouchka Grose is a writer and psychoanalyst, practising in London. She is a member of The Centre of Freudian Psychoanalysis, where she regularly lectures. Her books include ‘No More Silly Love Songs: a realist’s guide to romance,’ (2010), ‘Are You Considering Therapy?’ (2011), and ‘From Anxiety to Zoolander: notes on psychoanalysis’ (2017). She also contributes […]

Posted on: 14th August 2018

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Can yoga help anxiety?

Alexandra (not her real name), who struggles with anxiety, talks about the therapies, medicines and activities she’s tried to manage her long-term condition. 18/07/2018 I’ve always been a bit sceptical about yoga – it’s considered ‘alternative’, only for the really flexible and you can’t possibly do it without the right clothes or yoga mat. It’s […]

Posted on: 18th July 2018

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Should I depend on others?

CEO Dr Ajay Khandelwal explores the value of being dependent in the world of the individual 29/06/2018 The Japanese psychoanalyst Takeo Doi wrote the non-fiction book The Anatomy of Dependence (甘えの構造 Amae no Kōzō) in 1971 to explore the issue of dependency. He argued that the ideal relationship was that of parent / child, which obviously has heaps […]

Posted on: 29th June 2018

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Fever pitch: how the beautiful game can inspire millions

Jack Dixon (L&S Mind Trustee) reflects on the importance of openness and honesty around mental health in sport  18/06/2018 The world’s biggest international football tournament has finally begun! Around the world, and here at L&S Mind, our excitement for the World Cup has reached fever pitch. But amid the big match build-up, mental health has […]

Posted on: 18th June 2018

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Volunteers' Week 2018: Helping out for mental health

The benefits of volunteering for mental health – as told by our volunteers, and Megan (Fundraising and Digital)  05/06/2018 It’s Volunteer’s Week! Here at L&S Mind, we’re celebrating the amazing work that our volunteers do to help us, in our mission to make sure no-one in our area has to go through a mental health […]

Posted on: 5th June 2018

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Fresh perspectives on stress

This Mental Health Awareness Week, Megan (Fundraising & Digital) is surprised to find out how our stress can help us out  18/05/2018 We’ve all been told how to get rid of our stress. From that ten minutes of meditation (that very few of us actually have the time for), to all manner of pseudoscientific miracle […]

Posted on: 18th May 2018

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The importance of altitude sickness: or how to survive in a dangerous world.

CEO, Ajay Khandelwal, tells of the unexpected life lessons he’d learnt from a ski trip in Italy. 14/03/2018 I recently fulfilled an ambition to go skiing in the Italian Alps. In my enthusiasm, I crept off from my group in the first 10 minutes as to avoid being on the baby slopes doing boring exercises. […]

Posted on: 14th March 2018

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Is Bradley Wiggins evil? An investigation into the human shadow

CEO and cycling enthusiast, Ajay Khandelwal, gives his analysis of the recent Bradley Wiggins scandal. 12/03/2018 No of course not. He’s a mod, with a nice beard, and he’s won lots of bike races. He’s a family man.  Despite the fact his father was a violent alcoholic who left him when he was two years […]

Posted on: 12th March 2018

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Running helped me cope with my dad passing away

Amarjeet Khera explains how running helped him look after his mental wellbeing at a tough point in his life, and why he’s decided to run this years Virgin London Marathon for Lambeth and Southwark Mind. 12/03/2018 So, finally, after seven years of trying my luck in the ballot, I was lucky enough to get an […]

Posted on: 12th March 2018

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